Biotechnology Techniques

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 401–406 | Cite as

Silkworm hemolymph as a substitute for fetal bovine serum in insect cell culture

  • Sung Ho Ha
  • Tai Hyun Park
  • Sam-Eun Kim
Article

Summary

The effectiveness of silkworm hemolymph was investigated as a substitute for fetal bovine serum (FBS) in insect cell culture. Cells were adapted to grow in reduced FBS medium supplemented with silkworm hemolymph through a gradual adaptation process. FBS concentration in the medium could be reduced to 1% without decrease in cell growth rate and maximum cell concentration by adding 5% silkworm hemolymph.

Keywords

Growth Rate Cell Culture Cell Growth Bovine Serum Fetal Bovine Serum 
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© Chapman & Hall 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sung Ho Ha
    • 1
  • Tai Hyun Park
    • 1
  • Sam-Eun Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Genetic EngineeringSung Kyun Kwan UniversitySuwonKorea
  2. 2.Division of GeneticsSericulture & Insect Research InstituteSuwonKorea

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